Sandhill house

Sandhill house is a specialist retreat venue owned by Lucille Cassidy, a physiotherapist turned pilates, yoga, and qoya instructor from Northern Ireland. After spending many happy years enjoying Donegal on holiday with her family, she decided to make her dream a reality and opened Sandhill House to the public in 2019 as a centre of wellness . It is situated in the North West of Donegal, on the Wild Atlantic Way, with stunning ocean views from the front of the house and just 1 km from the vibrant village of Dunfanaghy.

Find out more about Sandhill House below, or click here to find out more about our retreats. Sandhill House is also available for hire.

Our ethos at Sandhill House is to help you to Breathe Move and Connect during your time here. Click here to find out more about how we can help you do this through movement practices including Pilates, Yoga & Qoya. We also offer Gift Vouchers if you would like to give the gift of a Sandhill Experience to a friend, colleague or family member.


The house

Sandhill House is a place where people can come together to spend time in this unique space; with the ultimate goal of leaving feeling nurtured, supported, rested and restored. During your stay at Sandhill House you will notice the heart chakra displayed on our wall. As Lucille created the space at Sandhill House, every decision came from the heart, with the ultimate intention of creating a transformative space for people to gather, to improve their health and well being on all levels.

being in nature

Research has shown that being in nature provides physical, social, emotional and psychological benefits. With Sandhill House being based along the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way coastline in North West Donegal, there are glorious beaches, cliffs, forests, hills, mountains and ample opportunities to reconnect with nature:

Ards Forest Park

Glenveagh National Park

Errigal Mountain

Tramore Beach

Killahoey Beach

Marble Hill

Beds & bath

There are ten bedrooms in Sandhill House. This allows space for people to retreat to, should they need time to be on their own. At a maximum capacity, Sandhill House can accommodate twenty five people; each person sleeping in their own individual bed. Each bedroom has their own en-suite shower room or bathroom which creates an added feeling of spaciousness and privacy. There is a downstairs bedroom with a disabled access wet room.

Other rooms in the house

The fully equipped kitchen, and conservatory with beautiful ocean views, allow for communal gathering in a comfortable setting. There is also an additional communal toilet and wash hand basin downstairs. With extra multi-functional rooms for gathering for specific activities, Sandhill House is the perfect space to accommodate large groups of people who wish to enjoy a feeling of being connected as a group, yet with the space for time alone when needed; all in a luxurious, yet homely setting.